Bountiful Utah Heights Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Bountiful Heights Family History Center is available to serve community members free of charge. The Center is open to the public. We welcome all!


Location and Map

  • 1250 East 500 North, Bountiful, Utah 84010 United States
  • We are located in a small building on the south side of the parking lot. Entrance is downstairs on the southwest corner of the building. Ample free parking is available
  • Please note that this is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
  • Location Map Google Maps has a bug which makes it impossible to point to our exact location. We are a half block east of where the map points.

. Phone: 1 801-299-4245


TFH Consultants - Center:

Leon A. Davies- 801-292-9048   

 Dee. Hansen - 801-298-3029

Center Contacts and Hours

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 am. to 2:00 pm.
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am. to 2:00 pm.,
    • 7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm.
    • 7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm.
  • Thursday: 10:00 am. to 2:00 pm.
    • 7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm.
  • Friday: 10:00 am. to 2:00 pm.
  • Saturday: 11:00am. -  2:00 pm.
  • Sunday: 10:00 am. - 7:00 pm. (By appointment only)
    • SS classes or Personal/Family video recordings, For a reservation appointment, please contact the temple and family history consultant - center in advance at 1-801-299-4245.
      • We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather.  Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Holiday/Closed Schedule

Thanksgiving: Wed., Nov.27. 2019 thru Sat. Nov. 30, 2019

  • Christmas-New Years: Mon Dec. 23, 2019 thru Wed. Jan 1, 2020

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - link to search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Our Patron Resources[edit | edit source]

  • 13 patron computers (at the Center main room) , 4 in back room.
  • 30 patron computers/ 1 projector (at the Annex)
  • 1 microfilm reader
  • 2 multi-use printers
  • 1 copy machine
  • Ceiling mounted Projector
  • Internet access.
  • Family Video Recording Room
  • Dry magnetic writing board.
  • Free access to Premiium Online Portal websites, including,, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, The Genealogist, Historical Map Works Library Edition, World Vital Records, and much more.
  • A  small collection of books containing biographies, research guidance materials, indexes, and databases.
  • 48 Literature shelves with handouts for Priesthood Leadership, Auxillaries, Family Tree classes, Research classes and Center resources guides.,.
  •  For Large groups we have access to a near by ANNEX with 30 computers and general assembly area.. Please call ahead for scheduling.  801-299-4245  or 801-292-9048

Our Personnel[edit | edit source]

• We have 50 Temple and Family History Consultants to assist you. These volunteers donate their time and some specialize in the following areas:

•U.S. Research
•British Research
•German Research
•Family Tree

      •Indexing - Arbitration

      •Third Party Programs

      •Pedigree Fan Charts

      Danish, Norwegian, Swedish Research 


Library Background

• The Bountiful Utah Heights Multistake Center is a branch library of the Genealogical Library located in Salt Lake City. The main library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. The main Library is the largest library of its kind in the world and is visited by an estimated 1,900 or more individual patrons and groups each day. Our branch library is much more modest.

Records Collection[edit | edit source]

• Through a microform circulation system, we have access to the main library's collection of many of the genealogical records of the world.

• Our computers access the FamilySearch database which contains many millions of names linked into families.

Training and Assistance[edit | edit source]

• We offer access to and assistance in the use of many internet research sites. We can also assist you with the use of The FamilySearch Catalog, the online catalog describing the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

• Other training in such things as research basics, data management programs, the Research Wiki, and other programs can be arranged by appointment by calling the TFH -

Consultant - Center at 801-299-4246.

Current Classes open to the public[edit | edit source]



CLICK ON Sign Up Genius below or call: 801-299-4245 or 801-292-9048.


Guides[edit | edit source]

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

• Family history centers (FHC) are branches of the Family History Library. • Over 4,000 family history centers operate in more than 88 countries. • Local family history centers are staffed by helpful volunteers. • About 100,000 rolls of microfilm are circulated to family history centers each month.

Click here to locate the nearest family history center, in your area, or call 1-866-406-1830 in the United States and Canada.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Library, try one or more of these other repositories.

Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.[1]
  • National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[2]
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections.[3]

Repositories with significant Utah local history and Mormon Pioneer collections

  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Church history 1830-present: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material[4]
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.[5]
  • Utah State Historical Society, SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[6]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Local History Genealogy Reading Room in the Library of Congress home page at (accessed 20 February 2011).
  2. National Archives home page at (accessed 20 February 2011).
  3. "Genealogy Center" in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at (accessed 20 February 2011).
  4. "Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at (accessed 20 February 2011).
  5. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at (accessed 20 February 2011).
  6. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at (accessed 20 February 2011).